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CNN
Feb 7, 2013 12:00am PST
simple fight with obama. more spending against less, more debt against less. the republicans can win that fight. they have to stop victimizing latinos and women. start with the latinos. republican voter base. that group is going to vote like all the other immigrant groups do, as they move up, they'll become more republican. i know, because i ran the last two successful presidential campaigns in mexico. and in both of them, the conservative won. and they are pro family, anti-debt, and incredibly worried about illegitimacy and crime and all that. they feel like the republican party hates them. the bill has got to pass for them to -- for republicans ever to access that vote. >> what people are asking, why is fox not interested now on your views? >> i don't know what fox is interested in or not. >> they must have told you. >> i had a wonderful talk with roger ales who i respect. he said in this business, you're up, you're down, nothing is final or fatal. >> why are you down now? >> because i was wrong, and i was wrong at the top of my lungs. the other part of this is women. we have to ge
CBS
Feb 7, 2013 6:00pm EST
to the public. >>> today, president obama picked up the cia director, facing a tough senate confirmation hearing. john brennan was peppered with questions about the obama administration's use of deadly drone strike against al qaeda suspects. during the hearing, officers removed protesters pretty angry about that protest. brennan has been with the program for 25 years. the senate will vote on his nomination later on this month. >>> until now, georgetown has been known as one top-notch joint. in fact one of the highest class grocers in america. well, after rats, roaches, mice and our friend, oh my goodness, russ. what's the story in >> reporter: at least these rats, roaches, you know it works right outside now. and they did. the name is nearly synonymous with quality control and this is bad. just bad news. almost unbelievable for their fancy food gourmet shopping. the high dollar caviar. fine meat and loving customers. overnight shoppers at the grocers were shocked to see the health department's eminent health hazard warning views. ordering them to close over the noon hour tod
NBC
Feb 7, 2013 4:00am EST
making news this morning. new sanctions against iran go into effect today. the obama administration is targeting the company's big broadcaster and internet policing agency. economic sanctions enacted last summer have also been triggered. washington hopes the move will force iran to halt its nuclear program. >>> police in southern california are on the hunt for a man who used to be one of their honey. former lapd officer christopher dorner is wanted for homicide. the basketball coach and her fiance were found shot to dental sunday night. >>> the cappa significant ma from terpt went too far in throwing an asian party. members of duke's asian student association are protesting what they call a, quote, racist reagor. >>> beginning in august, the post office will no longer deliver mail on saturdays. however, your packages will still show up in your mailbox. it's expected to save the cash-strapped agency about $2 billion. >>> and there's research that pinpoints the time of day when a woman looks her worse. wednesday afternoon at 3:30 has been precisely identified at the time when woman's
CNN
Feb 7, 2013 12:00am EST
that the taxes have been raised on rich people, you've got a simple fight with obama, more spending against less, more debt against less, and the republicans can win that fight. but they've got to start victimize -- stop victimizing latinos and women. start with the latinos. they're a republican voter base. that group is going to vote like all the other immigrant groups do, as they move up, they'll become more republican. and i know because i ran the last two successful presidential campaigns in mexico. and in both of them the conservative, fox and calderon, won. and they are pro family, anti-debt, and incredibly worried about illegitimacy and crime and all that. but they feel that the republican party hates them. >> why -- >> and the rubio bill has got to pass for them -- for the republicans ever to access that vote. >> what people are asking is why are fox not interested now in your views on where the republican party should go? >> i don't know what fox is interested in or not. >> they must have told you. >> well, i had a wonderful talk with roger a yles, who i really respect a we
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2013 12:00am PST
department of justice memo obtained by nbc news. the memo outlines the obama administration's justification for the targeted killing of american citizens overseas by drone strikes if those citizens are considered to be high-level al qaeda operatives plotting against the united states. progressives want answers. tonight an administration official tells nbc news that president obama has directed the justice department to provide congressional intelligence committees access to classified information providing the legal rationale for these drone strikes. this comes after the white house faced a second day of questioning on the subject. spokesman jay carney says president obama is not troubled by the memo being made public. >> he thinks that it is legitimate to ask questions about how we prosecute the war against al qaeda. >> senator ron wyden, a member of the senate intelligence committee, has been a critic of the drone program for years. every american has the right to know when their government believes it is allowed to kill them. he tells nbc news, "the memo doesn't answer the
FOX News
Feb 7, 2013 4:00pm EST
those plans changed. can you give us a quick two seconds on that? >> sure, what president obama as a candidate ran against president bush's first term. what he didn't fully realize is president bush by the time he left office modified the counterterrorism policies that were controversial so when he took over, he agreed with a lot of things he inherit. not everything. but a lot of what he took over from president bush he kept in place. >> one is john brennan, he kept president bush's pick for national counter-terrorist center director, john brennan. talk about what you heard him speak about drones. he said they're conducted, the drone strikes, conducted in full compliance with the law. any surprise at -- from you, you watched this stuff, as the frequency of the drone attacks. >> it's interesting. drone attacks started in earnest in president bush's last year. president obama took over and found they were a useful instrument on the war on terror and accelerated them during the last four years whether they're legal is one of the questions that administration has been struggling to ans
FOX News
Feb 7, 2013 3:00pm PST
and ethical grounds for president obama's policy for ordering grown o drone strikes even against american targets. how did he handle that? >> he showed himself to be knowledgeable about that subject and i think about many others. he had intense questioning questioning from ron widen about that. in terms of the questions that were directed at him he answered them that was passable but much more difficulty was reconciling the difference between drone strikes and targeted killings on one hand and enhanced interrogations on the other. he didn't provide very good answers on en hangsed interrogations and the clear evolution of his position from 2007 when he thought enhanced interrogations saved lives and seemed to be supportive of them, even in the hearing when he was trying to explain that position, he basically couldn't. in fact he said my mind was changed by this report, senate democrats have put out, that he has read without any input from republicans, without any significant input from the c.i.a. i think it raised the questions, why is he soe taken with this partisan report when h
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2013 5:00am EST
wind gusts. we have your weather channel forecast just ahead. >>> president obama orders the justice department to release classified documents over his choice to use drone attacks against americans. >>> plus, a bad nanny caught in the act of hitting an infant. >>> a dog with a human face. >>> and, believe it or not, a stud dwla tells women the day and time and week when they're the least attractive. >>> good morning. whether you live in the northeast or you're traveling anywhere near there this weekend, you need to know there's a whopper of a snowstorm headed this way. the national weather service is forecasting as much as two feet of snow in some areas and a potentially dangerous icy mix in others. bill karins is tracking that storm. bill, what can we expect? >> the storm is still on. looks just as bad today as it did yesterday at this time. we have more agreement. that means more of a chance it's going to happen. let me introduce you to the two storms that are going to become our one storm. the first is through the great lakes from milwaukee to grand rapids to chicago. tra
FOX News
Feb 7, 2013 6:00pm EST
from the obama administration and cyber war against the nuclear facility and almost almost to believe that brennan wasn't involved in one way or another in those leaks. i'm glad that the committee pressed him on it. if you have somebody in the white house leaking classified information, that the security stuff, that is offense that is personally a breach of law. >> chris: we have to point out in fairness, he flatly denied he leaked information. >> he said it. i'm simply saying i would look very hard at it. i find it implausible. >> chris: what else struck you about the hearing today? >> there was one moment that will strike a bunch of people in the intelligence committee. when the issue of benghazi came up and one particular suspect in the attack who has had been held by the government over there for a long time. they basically rubio said does it bother you. brennan offered a very inconvincing answer, it's their government and their loss. anyway, we didn't have anything on him. that is direct quote. that is not my understanding at all and not the understanding of the f.b.i. wh
MSNBC
Feb 6, 2013 9:00pm PST
believes it is acting within the law when president obama or some other administration official directs that even an american citizen can be killed. they insist that neither the fifth amendment right to due process, nor the u.s. law against killing americans abroad, nor the u.s. law banning assassinations, nor just the law against murder, nor the laws of war broadly legally constrain the president from ordering the type of assault that killed american citizen and prominent al qaeda figure on war al awlaki in yemen in 2011. al awlaki's son was also killed a couple of weeks after his father was killed. between those two killing, charlie savage at "the new york times" reported on the existence of a legal memo that the government was relying on to claim that the attack was legal. that memo is what is being disclosed to select members of congress tonight. it follows by two days the scoop by nbc news investigative correspondent michael isikoff, who this week on this show disclosed a white paper that was based on the reasoning of that secret memo. tonight's disclosure follows increasingly inte
CNN
Feb 7, 2013 2:00am EST
and uniting the region against militants. >> the tragedy is we did not continue the same policy. >> she later moved over to the pentagon for the obama administration. she says they advocated a policy of trying to contain al-qaeda in north africa, instead of building up the abilities of regional governments to fight them. she says there's no guarantee mukhtar will confine himself to north africa. >> france is definitely a country where he would carry out terrorist attacks. also against americans in american insulations in africa. >> similar perhaps to osama bin laden. when the 1990s began, he was in saudi arabia. in 1992, he crossed into africa and escapeded assassination in sudan. in 1996, bin laden took a chartered flight to afghanistan. in 1998, president clinton ordered a missile strike on bin laden and missed, but crews say they missed other opportunities to get bin lad b. whether the miss on mukhtar ever comes close to the miss on bin laden remains to be seen. >> still to come, the child who was held hostage in an underground bunker celebrated his birthday today. what we no
NBC
Feb 7, 2013 4:00am PST
. stories making news this morning. new sanctions against iran go into effect today. the obama administration is targing the country's state broadcaster and internet policing agency. economic sanctions enacted last summer have also been triggered. washington hopes the move will force tehran to halt its nuclear program. >>> police in southern california are on the hunt for a man who used to be one of their own. former lapd officer christopher dorner is wanted in connection to a double hospital. the cal state basketball coach and is her fiancee were found shot to death sunday night. >>> some students at duke university say the kappa sigma fraternity went too far in throwing an asian-themed party. an invitation to the party was written in broken english and included a reference to kim jong il. members of duke's asian student association are protesting what they call a, quote, racist rager. >>> beginning in august, the post office will no longer deliver mail on saturdays. however, your packages will still show up in your mailbox. post office locations will remain open. it's expecte
FOX News
Feb 7, 2013 2:00pm PST
president obama is using drones illegally? >> i'm saying if he uses it against american citizens without specific intelligence, yes. >> the take home message here is enhanced interrogation is wrong, killing suspects is okay. it's basically like saying shoplifting is bad, but killing the shoplifter okay. this is why i want to be a liberal, because you can act like a conservative when a republican kills, it's evil. but when a democrat kills, oh, look a pretty butterfly. >> earlier this week, the left, looneys were after me saying oh, now, this is the one who defended the torture and the waterboarding of three terrorists and now she's defending drone policy! they don't even understand their own hypocrisy. >> can i point out some of their hypocrisy? roll that clip of eric holder in 2009. >> i agree with you, mr. chairman, waterboarding is torture. >> do you believe that the president of the united states has the authority to exercise a commander in chief override and immunize acts of torture? >> it's my belief that the president does not have the power that you've indicated. >> but t
MSNBC
Feb 6, 2013 10:00pm EST
someone you haven't heard of is a weird, sellout, crazy dem and only follows obama, that's plate book, right? that could run against someone who is not a left leaning hollywood liberal. again, no offense. >> and this word hollywood with ashley judd is not going to hurt her. that's why they know her name. >> they know that, they're going to hear her out. there's no doubt she has repellant around her that helps deal a blow to the main thing here. the o'connell camp says we're not worried about this at all. not on the numbers but the fact that major republican players here are running ads just shows how worried they already are. >> there's no incumbent in the world who isn't worried when they're at 47 and they are panicked when there's an unannounced challenger at 43. >>
ABC
Feb 7, 2013 4:00am EST
kill list. >> i suggest to you that these targeted strikes against al qaeda terrorists are, indeed, ethical and just. >> reporter: the use of drones has grown 700% under the obama administration. we learned just yesterday, that america has a secret base in saudi arabia, used to send drones throughout the region. lawmakers will discover about a document that says american citizens tied to al qaeda can be killed if a high-level official believes the target poses an imminent threat. but the government can do so without having clear evidence. human rights advocates disagree. >> that justifies, essentially, a claim that the executive branch can be judge, jury and executioner. >> reporter: drone strikes have become controversial. in pakistan alone, there have been more than 300 drone strikes in the last decade, killing thousands of terrorists. but also more than 300 civilians. the retired general who once ran the military's drone strike program, thinks there should be discussion about their use. >> if the threshold gets too low and we're too casual about it, we'll forget how much scar ti
MSNBC
Feb 6, 2013 8:00pm PST
, crazy dem and only follows obama, that's plate book, right? that could run against someone who is not a left leaning hollywood liberal. again, no offense. >> and this word hollywood with ashley judd is not going to hurt her. that's why they know her name. >> they know that, they're going to hear her out. there's no doubt she has repellant around her that helps deal a blow to the main thing here. the o'connell camp says we're not worried about this at all. not on the numbers but the fact that major republican players here are running ads just shows how worried they already are. >> there's no incumbent in the world who isn't worried when they're at 47 and they are panicked when there's an unannounced challenger at 43. >> yeah. the other part for karl rove is is it good for him to have people like news the media talking about anything but his competence. the competence problem, the wasted money you showed, the low record of victories they >>> good evening, americans, and welcome to "the ed show" from new york. well, once again, it's our friends the republicans. they are one step closer t
CNBC
Feb 7, 2013 3:00pm EST
discover how bad obama care is and when obama care starts bankrupting state governments, i think you're going to see a huge rebellion against this president and his policies. >> but when -- when are they going to figure that out, senator? we've been talking about obama care for a long time now, and it's already costing businesses, you know, enormous amounts of money and stopping them from hiring any new headsed to the payroll so when are we going to figure this out in your view? when do you think that happens? >> when republicans begin to present our message better and we tell people whether you're rich, poor or middle class you'll have more jobs and more money if we leave money in your state, leave money in your pocket and that's how the economy will grow. when people figure that out, i think they will come back to the republican party, but they also have to see that what he's planning for us is -- it is bankrupting us as we speak. we're borrowing $50,000 a second and it can't go on. >> i didn't know it was a second. >> let me ask you about one other issue before we let you go.
PBS
Feb 7, 2013 6:00pm EST
joint chiefs said they made that recommendation to president obama. panetta told a senate hearing that, in the end, the president decided against sending in arms. instead, the u.s. has provided only humanitarian aid to the rebels. secretary panetta also defended the military's response to the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. the assault killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. panetta testified there'd been no specific warning of an imminent attack, so u.s. forces were too far away to respond. >> the united states military, as i've said, is not and frankly should not be a 911 service capable of arriving on the scene within minutes to every possible contingency around the world. the u.s. military has neither the resources nor the responsibility to have a firehouse next to every u.s. facility in the world. >> sreenivasan: republican senator john mccain of arizona argued the military could have deployed in time, if it had heeded warnings coming from the consulate and ambassador stevens. a 21-year-old bangladeshi man pleaded guilty today to plotting t
ABC
Feb 7, 2013 5:00am PST
on drones, who signs off on the "kill" list. >> i suggest that these targeted strikes against al qaeda terrorists be ethical and just. >> the use of drones has grown 700 percent under the obama administration. we learned yesterday that america has a secret base in saudi arabia used to launch drones throughout the region. lawmakers will raise questions of a newly covered justice department document saying that american citizens are tied to al qaeda can be killed if "an informed high level official believed the target pose as threat." you government can do so without clear evidence. >> some disagree. as that justifies essentially a claim that the executive branch can be judge, jury, and executioner. >> drone strikes are controversial. pakistan has had 300 drone strikes in the last decade, killing thousands of terrorists but also more than 300 civilians. the retired general who ran the military's drone strike program things there should be discussion of their use. >> if the threshhold is too low and we are too casual about it we forget how much scar tissue we build up in those count
FOX News
Feb 7, 2013 10:00am PST
, but the house foreign affairs committee calling for new sanctions against north korea and calling on president obama to redesignate north korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. you see the video three minutes long from the news and propaganda arm of north korea, a dream sequence of a you young man boarding a spaceship and raining down nuclear bombs on new york city. somewhere in the u.s. black clouds of billowing, since we have nuclear weapons no one is laughing. north korea has tested nuclear weapons twice before and threatening to do it again and florida congresswoman ileana ross lehtinen shows it's to underline the national security interests and former ambassador john bolton said this about the video. listen. >> obviously, it's not north korean cinema, but threats-- as ridiculous as this thing is what threatens us the idea that people in north korea are dreaming about destroying new york. >> by the way the video has not been pulled off of youtube because activision the video game maker is objecting because they took one of their scenes of new york and mralsed it in the video.
ABC
Feb 7, 2013 5:00am EST
thousands of terrorism but have also taken of more than 300 civilians. k will be obama's picl on the hot seat. republicans and democrats will about theand answers drones.nmanned >> i suggest to you that these against alrikes are ethical and just. >> administration''s the "killigns off on list. gone 700% drones has under the obama administration. has a secret base in saudi arabia. >> if threshold guess too low, will forget how much scar have built up in this country. the white house defends the drones but has agreed to turn thatclassified documents lay out the way the program responds. one document comes directly from justice department that withoutlly says even evidence, american-born .errorists can be killed live on capitol hill, john gonzalez. >> a senate panel has postponed on chuck hagel's to become defense secretary. republicans said they were dissatisfied with information he lastded the panel during week's confirmation hearing. they want more details about his as hiseeches as well business dealings. the former nebraska senator faced opposition for his his statements as well as
ABC
Feb 7, 2013 6:00am EST
the lives of more than 300 civilians. president barack obama's pick 4 cia director john brennan will be on a hot seat. republicans and democrats this afternoon will likely demand answers about the use of on manned drones. >> suggest to you that these targeted strike against al-qaeda terrorists are indeed, ethical and just that he is the administration's point person on drones the man who signs off on the kill list. the use of drones has grown 700% under barack obama. >> if we are too casual about it, we will forget how much scar tissue we build up in those countries. >> the white house defends the drones but has agreed to turn over classified documents to lay out how the program works. one document comes directly from the justice department that says even without clear evidence, an american-born terrorist poses a threat then we kill. >> thank you. we have just learned that a nato helicopter has crashed in eastern afghanistan. >> let's go to jummy olabanji. >> the isaf says all crew members on that helicopter had been recovered and are no fatalities. they are not releasing where the c
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2013 7:00am PST
after karl rove's group launched this ad. >> ashley judd, an obama following radical hollywood liberal who is right at home here in tennessee. >> judd is considering running for the senate against senator mitch mcconnell. a statement from her publicist says ashley thanks senator mccandm mcconnell, karl rove, and their negative allies for all the attention as she considers her future political plans. >> if she wants to get on a plane and come here to new jersey and ask me if she wants to examine me and review my medical history, i'll have a conversation with her about that. until that time she should shut up. >> and jeb bush's bid to buy the miami marlins was rejected according to a report in the miami herald. sources tell the paper the former governor made a large offer, but the current owner said he's not selling. >>> and if you read only one thing this morning, reports today that a 9-year-old girl, 9-year-old girl has given birth to a healthy baby boy. police are looking for the teenage father. could it be true? the details are in my must read. it's up on our facebook page at faceboo
FOX News
Feb 7, 2013 1:00am EST
that. bill ayers or the weatherman, he had an active plot against the u.s., bombed the pentagon. that means if this -- if nixon had assumed the kind of power that obama's assuming, he could have sent a commando team out to wipe out bill ayers. you can't kill rogue leaders, no, you cannot by law. we cannot assassinate foreign leaders. we can now kill americans as long as we say they are related to al-qaeda somehow. and that link isn't too tough. al-qaeda hates america, all do you have do is hate america, it could be said that you are an associated force. remember, all of the anger at the left had over water boarding. i think i have this right. constitutional scholar barack obama is demanding the right to kill american citizens without making his case to a judge, as long as he thinks the american in question is in an upper tier of operations of al-qaeda or a related group. but you can't water board the guy. you can kill him, but we can't water board him. we can kill the son of a-- but we can't torture him. have i got this right? >> and rick santorum joins us, nice to see you. >> great t
FOX News
Feb 6, 2013 8:00pm EST
patrolling the border. some republicans want border security goals in writing and so far mr. obama has not embraced them. needs to wise up before it's too late. alma, michigan, the state of menendez, instead reality against right wing website, here you are with the right wing talking points and first from the guy in minneapolis and then from you. senator menendez denied wrongdoing on more than one occasion. brian page from iowa, bill, do you think that senator menendez will be thoroughly investigated? i do, brian, the fbi is not compromised and would not have raided the homes of the doctor friends if the situation wasn't serious. and from taiwan, your discussion about marijuana with john stossel, why not use the name dexter or william? dexter isn't he a serial killer. look, if you want to hear only anglo saxon names watch do "downton abbey." that was the first name that popped into my mind which is overburdened. if you want to be offended, that's up to you, troy, michigan, tell me what it means when dennis miller twirls his finger at the beginning of the segment. that's what johnnie ca
ABC
Feb 6, 2013 4:00pm PST
invite you to get a free sample and try one on too. >>> the obama administration does being asked to justify drone strikes, r against al qaeda linked american citizens. abc news reporter is in washington with more on the story. >> when he took office the president put a stop to some tactics he asked torture. like water boarding but through vikes the administration is taking aim at more than 300 suspected targets. >> the methods are designed to avoid civilian casualty autos this week a 16 page document that says american citizens that are tide al qaeda can be killed. if quote, an informed high level official believes the target poses a threat. the key says the government is not required to have clear evidence n 2011 one man was killed in yemen, an american citizen but a top al yaed leader linked to several terrorist attacks. human rights advocates says the memo goes way too far. >> justifies a claim executive branch can be judge, jury ask executionner. >> retired general stanley mccrystal says drone strikes are going to be more important in the future there should be more thoughtful d
KOFY
Feb 6, 2013 9:00pm PST
saudi arabia used to launch drones throughout the region, a tactic against terror which has grown 700% under the obama administration. whatever the benefit of the drone strikes, they have created enormous recentment among some here in the region who view the strikes as another sign of american arrogance. everywhere i travel from yemen. >> i think they are are not right. they are not right. this is our fight. >> to pakistan. >> you are hitting the dark leadership but the byproduct of this is anger. anger among the people. the innocent people who are getting killed. you are just creating more terrorists. >> now, the man who signs off on the kill list from a basement offense in the white house, john brnan about to be questioned in front of the world. >> i suggest that these targeted strikes against al-qaeda terrorists are, indeed, ethical and just. >> reporter: in pakistan alone there have been more than 300 drone strikes in the last decade, killing thousands of al-qaeda and taliban but more than 300 is civilians as well. a world away in remote villages you you can hear them like a dista
NBC
Feb 7, 2013 6:00am EST
the time voting against the 13th amendment which outlawed slavery. courtney says all four congressmen backed the amendment. so far, dreamworks is not commenting. >>> president obama could be trying to ground some private jets as part of the upcoming debt talks. the president is working to close tax loopholes including what he calls tax breaks for private jet owners. the national business aviation administration says closing the loophole would punish the one million-plus employees who work in the industry and would hurt the $150 billion in economic activity. >>> overnight, somebody in virginia jumped up quite a few tax brackets. >>> also, a very close call for a local business owner. >>> a news4 exclusive this morning. the owner of a local deli talking about the moment an explosion leveled his store and nearly killed him. what he told us from his hospital bed and why police are saying this is no accident. >>> good morning, i'm aaron gilchrest. >> i'm eun yang. someone in the commonwealth is waking up happy and wealthy. overnight we learned someone in virginia hit the powerball jackpot.
ABC
Feb 6, 2013 5:30pm PST
secret base in saudi arabia, used to launch drones throughout the region. a tactic against terror which has grown 700% under the obama administration. whatever the benefit of the drone strikes, they have created enormous resentment among some here in the region, who view the strikes as another sign of american arrogance. everywhere i travel, from yemen -- >> i think americans, they have no right. they have no right to -- this is our fight. >> reporter: to pakistan. >> you can keep saying, yes, you are hitting the top leadership, but the byproduct of this is anger, anger among people, the innocent people who are getting killed. so, you are just creating more terrorists. >> reporter: now, the man who signs off on the kill list, from a basement office in the white house, john brennan, about to be questioned in front of the world. >> i suggest to you that these targeted strikes against al qaeda terrorists are indeed ethical and just. >> reporter: in pakistan alone, there have been more than 300 drone strikes in the last decade. killing thousands of al qaeda and taliban, but more than
FOX News
Feb 7, 2013 6:00am EST
that is a separate issue from president obama is fighting the war on terror. are you against actually killing terrorists? yesterday ed henry from fox news grilled the president's spokesperson on that. >> why are you dancing around the question of whether or not we killed civilians? why can't the government admit that -- >> i don't think i'm dancing around it. i didn't dispute it. what i can't do or what i'm not -- i don't disagree with that. >> do you think this is going to imperil john brennan's nomination? >> the president believes he is uniquely qualified as a 25-year veteran of intelligence work, 25-year veteran at the c.i.a. to lead that agency. and as the president's top counterterrorism advisor these past four years, he has done extraordinary work in the effort to combat al qaeda. >>steve: it is mr. brennan's appearance before this committee today for his confirmation that lawmakers feel if we're ever going to get answers regarding the program, it's now. that's why it is extraordinary and probably a little coincidental that they would go ahead and relent and release it to the l
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2013 2:00pm EST
reportedly from the obama white house. in his questionnaire for the senate committee, brennan admits he was interviewed about, quote, possible unauthorized disclosures of information to reporters about cyberattacks against iran and possible unauthorized disclosures of information to reporters about a foiled bomb plot tied to al qaeda in the arabian peninsula. let's bring in the political panel, chris anders, senior legislative counsel and michael isikoff. michael, a lot happened certainly since you broke that news of what was in this memo including this move by the white house. what do we make of at least what we're seeing right before bren anna nicole's confirmation hearing in regards to the white house's latest move here? >> well, first of all, it was an important step that the white house took because until last night, the official position of the administration is they couldn't even confirm or deny the existence of such a memo. in fact, they said that it's in and of itself was a classified matter so by putting out the statement last night that they were going to let the house and senate
CBS
Feb 6, 2013 11:00pm EST
in strikes. president obama has directed the justice department to hand over classified information complete with the legal rationale for drone strikes against americans linked to al qaeda. that's all according to one official. last year they got a memo saying the government can kill u.s. citizens abroad if they're trying to harm other americans. >>> marylanders sound off. the brown gun legislation started off debates today. our ken molestina is live in rockville where a town hall meeting on the issue just wrapped up. what did you find out? >> reporter: well, it was a packed house here at the town hall meeting. of course the lieutenant governor anthony brown on hand to talk about his proposal. and i'll tell you something, just based on my observation, it seems like more people came out to speak against this proposal than in favor of it. >> and by and large, while i appreciate the effort, i do not support the assault weapons ban. >> we applaud the courage for proposing common sense gun laws. >> reporter: both sides of the gun debate showed up to speak directly to one of the men spear
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2013 2:30am PST
launching a preemptive attack against the actress. take a look. >> you know what this country really needs? an independent voice for obama. >> i am committed to president obama and vice president biden. i think he's a brilliant man. he is now able to flower more as the president i knew he could be. >> a leader who knows how to follow. >> i will go wherever the president wants me to go. >> someone who will never forget where she came from. >> and it just clicked, tennessee is home. and it just clicked -- >> kentucky. >> is home. >> someone from out of state who understands us. >> i don't know about a hillbilly's who golf. hillbilly's. >> her own grandmother says she's a hollywood liberal. but isn't that what we need? ashley judd, an obama following radical hollywood liberal who's right at home here in tennessee -- i mean kentucky. >> now i think that was karl rove's voice there when it said kentucky. he's -- he knows how to cut a political ad. i guess she's going to have to throw the towel in after that. this is part of a $10,000 media buy by american cross roads. they're worried that
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